- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A Brighton man has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he drove drunk in a crash that killed his friend and severely injured another man.

Craig Lawlor was arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges that include operating under the influence and motor vehicle homicide.

Authorities allege the 24-year-old Lawlor was driving at 74 mph inside the Sumner Tunnel in August when the truck crashed into Jersey barriers and eventually spun to a stop in the travel lanes.

The crash killed 24-year-old Dillon Cohen, of Salem, New Hampshire, and injured 23-year-old Stephen Day. Authorities say Cohen and Day were passengers.

Prosecutors say Lawlor’s blood alcohol level around the time of the crash was three times the legal limit of .08.

Lawlor’s attorney called the crash an “accident.”

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